ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Jan 2019

On 16 January 2019, with a Presidential Decree, the Government of Turkey has introduced additional customs duties ranging from 5 to 8 percent on cotton yarn, synthetic filament yarn and yarn of synthetic and/or artificial staple fibres.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Turkey, Presidential Decree on Import Regime. İthalat Rejimi Kararına Ek Karar (Karar Sayısı: 651). Available at: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2019/01/20190116-9.pdf

Inception date: 16 Jan 2019 | Removal date: 20 Apr 2020

Import tariff

On 16 January 2019, with a Presidential Decree, the Government of Turkey has introduced additional customs duties ranging from 5 to 8 percent on cotton yarn, synthetic filament yarn and yarn of synthetic and/or artificial staple fibres. The subject good is classified under tariff subheadings: 520511, 520512, 520513, 520514, 520515, 520521, 520522, 520523, 520524, 520526, 520527, 520528, 520611, 520612, 520613, 520614, 520615, 520621, 520622, 520623, 520624, 520625, 540231, 540232, 540233, 540234, 540239, 540244, 540245, 540246, 540247, 540248, 540251, 540252, 540253, 540259, 540261, 540262, 540263, 540269, 550911, 550912, 550921, 550922, 550931, 550932, 550941, 550942, 550951, 550952, 550953, 550959, 550961, 550962, 550969, 550991, 550992, 550999, 551011, 551012, 551020, 551030 and 551090.

For these tariff lines, Turkey originally applied 4% or 4.4% tariff rate depending on the subject good to third countries, lower rates to GSP beneficiaries and zero percent tariff rate to FTA partners and EU countries. These additional duties apply to third countries and GSP beneficiaries as an addition to the original customs tariff rates. Turkey’s FTA partners and EU countries are exempt from additional duties.

 On 21 April 2020, the government of Turkey increased the additional duties (see related state act). 

AFFECTED SECTORS